progressive tax system since 1979, .7 percent, less than 1 percent, john. now pay 40 percent of all federal taxes. >> the big story here, to me, is that the republicans who run the house of representatives and who negotiated the deal over in the senate with the vice president, republicans are the ones who allowed this to happen. they caved. john boehner, the speaker of the house of representatives is the most e speaker in our lifetime, the night this was adopted in the senate which was last sunday, right away, immediately, cantor, the majority leader, announced, i'm against the deal. i'm against the deal. so we have the leader, speaker boehner; if it, the next guy if charge is against it, and there is no leadership inside the republican caucus. they have fallen apart and allowed this thing to happen.